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You can explore Minecraft's 10-year history in a massive new interactive in-game museum


Minecraft is ten years old this year, and Microsoft is going big on the birthday celebrations – as is only right for one of gaming’s most enduring titles. As part of those festivities, it’s released a wonderful new map, featuring a huge interactive museum themed around the game’s first decade.

To explore the free anniversary map, you’ll first need to fire up Minecraft on any platform that supports the Bedrock version of the game (which is to say Xbox One, Windows 10, iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch), then download it from the in-game store. There’s also a version for Minecraft’s original Java edition, which you can grab via the web.

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The new theme-park-like map is a glorious creation.

And it’s well worth taking the time to investigate the enormous freebie, which has been designed by Blockworks, a studio that specialises in elaborate Minecraft builds. It’s an absolutely lovely thing, sitting somewhere between digital museum and theme park, and begins with a minecart-powered dark ride that whizzes passengers through numerous dioramas illustrating Minecraft’s major milestones over the last ten years.

From there, you’re deposited at the centre of the park, and can set out to explore five different “lands”, each themed around a different area of the game. You might, for instance, choose to roam the Mob Gardens, the Biomedomes, the Museum of Redstone, or the Academy. And right in the middle of it all is the imposing Vault, where you’re free to admire every single block in Minecraft, all neatly laid out as individual exhibits.